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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 2005: Lectures

CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER will be in conversation with CATE BLANCHETT at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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CLASSICS

Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Two papers will be given at some of the meetings.

Enquiries should be directed to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Kathleen Riley, Avery Willis, and Amanda Wrigley.

DR N. COURTES
1 June, Rainolds Room: 'La Médée de Saint-Médard : transgressing codes in twentieth-century French theatre.'

JOHN TAYLOR, Bradfield College, Berkshire; Artistic Director, Theatre Odyssey
1 June, Rainolds Room: 'The socialisation of Greek tragedy.'

THELMA HOLT, CBE
8 June: 'Ninagawa's Greeks.'

PROFESSOR EDITH HALL, Durham
8 June: 'Recasting Euripides in contemporary fiction.'

AMY RUSSELL
15 June: 'The aria of the Phrygian slave: new music in modern performance.' (Followed by a presentation on the 2005 Oxford Greek play , Orestes)

ZACHARY DUNBAR, Royal Holloway, London
15 June: 'Crossbreed: cult, cattle, and chorus (Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus transposed to the Texas Bible Country).'

PROFESSOR LORNA HARDWICK, Open University
22 June, 5.30 p.m., Classics Centre: 'Contested genealogies in modern productions of Greek drama.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

JOHN THEOCHARIS, former BBC Radio Drama director, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Enquiries should be made to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: 'Greek drama on the air.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC, THEOLOGY

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

PROFESSOR D. JASPER, Glasgow
30 May: 'Velázquez and the Bible: a hermeneutical challenge.' (Hussey Seminar )

PROFESSOR H. HORNIK, Baylor University
13 June: 'Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaiao (1503–77): a Strozzi Villa fresco cycle of redemptive epiphany.' (Hussey Seminar )

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HISTORY OF ART, PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy and theory of the visual arts

The following interdisciplinary research seminars will be given at 5 p.m. mon Fridays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Dr J. Hyman, Queen's, and Dr K. Reed-Tsocha, Trinity.

PROFESSOR R. HOPKINS, Sheffield
27 May: 'Painting, history, and experience.'

PROFESSOR L. GOEHR, Columbia
3 June: 'Modernist narratives of the end of art: Adorno and Danto.'

PROFESSOR M. IVERSEN, Essex
10 June: 'On the spectator of painting: Hegel's legacy.'

PROFESSOR M. SMITH, Warwick
17 June: 'Originality (in Cézanne): William Webb-Ellis v. Wittgenstein.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

British Academy sponsored lecture

PROFESSOR N.J. VAN DER MERWE, Professor of Natural History, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Hedges (e- mail: robert.hedges@rlaha.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The diets of early hominins in Africa.'

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Conference

A conference arranged by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine will be held on 3 June and 4 June in the Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens. The programme may be found at www.isca.ox.ac.uk/events/poster.shtml. Enquiries should be directed to elisabeth.hsu@anthro.ox.ac.uk or chris.low@christ-church@oxon.org.

Subject: 'Wind, life, and death: anthropological and historical perspectives.'

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School of Archaeology: Meyerstein Lecture 2005

PROFESSOR G. BARKER, Cambridge, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'The prehistoric colonisation of island south-east Asia: recent investigations at Niah Cave, Sarawak.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Details of further meetings will be announced later.

DR U. OPPERMANN
3 June: 'The SGC dream: sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll'.

DR B. NOBLE, Edinburgh
10 June: To be announced.

MR P. SHARP, King's College, London
17 June: 'The molecular control of tooth morphogenesis.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR M. WITKOWSKI, Research Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology, Polish Academy of Sciences, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the Lecture Room, the Khalili Research Centre for the Material Culture of the Middle East, 3 St John Street.

Subject: 'The Great Amir Qurqumas (c. 1445–1510): his life, deeds, and monuments.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S. YABLO, MIT, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Further information may be found at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Non-catastrophic presupposition failure.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The following seminars, concluding the series for Trinity Term, will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, the Social Sciences Building.

Convener: Dr G.W. Leeson.

LONG THANH GIANG, National Economics University, Hanoi
2 June: 'Net pension liabilities and intergenerational relations in an ageing society: the case of Vietnam.'

DR S.K. SINHA, Toronto
9 June: 'Professions, power, and primary care—a study of inter-professional relations in English Care Trusts.'

E.J. SKINNER, University College London
16 June: 'Is living longer always a good thing? The anomaly of longevity and human development in an ageing society.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The following lectures and other meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rothermere American Institute. Enquiries should be directed to Ruth Parr (e-mail: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)82711).

ERICA RUNDLE, Yale
Thur. 2 June: 'Primate dramas and the crisis of humanism.' (Posthumanism Lecture Series )

BETHANY SCHNEIDER, Bryn Mawr
Thur. 9 June: 'Queer animalities.'(Posthumanism Lecture Series )

JOHN REDWOOD, MP, and former senator GARY HART
Fri. 10 June: 'US–UK: the Special Relationship.' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy. Advance registration required. To reserve a place e-mail: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk )

PROFESSOR RICHARD SENNETT, LSE and Harvard
Tue. 14 June: 'Craftsmanship and meritocracy.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Brazil abroad: the reception of Brazilian culture in Europe and the United States

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 3 June, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Details of speakers are given below. The full programme may be found at www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Pre-registration is required: e- mail enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or telephone Oxford (2)84460.

PROFESSOR JOSÉ TEIXEIRA COELHO NETTO, University of São Paulo: 'Brazil: culture and nation in the global context.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT STAM, New York University: 'Brazil: film, music and cultural politics.'

PROFESSOR LÚCIA NAGIB, University of Leeds: 'Going global: 'the Brazilian scripted film.'

MS LYNN ZELEVANSKY, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: ' "Beyond geometry": notes on an exhibition of Brazilian art.'

MR JOSÉ GERALDO COUTO, Folha de São Paulo : 'From admiration to perplexity: Brazilian football abroad.'

MR NELSON MOTTA, journalist and music producer: 'Brazilian popular music: the sound of history.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Finance Summer Symposium

The following lectures will be given at the times shown in the Said Business School. Enquiries should be directed to professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk.p

LUCY WHITE, Harvard
Tue. 7 June, 5 p.m.: 'Finance liberalisation and capital regulation in open economics.'

PATRICK BOLTON, Princeton
Wed. 8 June, 9 a.m.: 'Structuring and restructuring the sovereign debt: the role of seniority.'

OREN SUSSMAN
Wed. 8 June, 5 p.m.: 'Financial distress, bankruptcy law, and the business cycle.'

HOWARD ROSENTHAL, Princeton
Thur. 9 June, 9 a.m.: 'Power rejected: Congress and bankruptcy in the early Republic.'

HULYA ERASLAN, Wharton
Thur. 9 June, 5 p.m.: 'Debt restructuring and voting rules.'

CELICE ROCHON, Cergy
Fri. 10 June, 9 a.m.: 'Debt and monetary policy neutrality, indeterminacy, and government finance in Walrasian dynamics without rational expectations.'

ITAY GOLDSTEIN, Wharton
Fri. 10 June, 5 p.m.: 'The effects of biased self-perceptions in teams.'

ANDREW ELLUL, Indiana
Mon. 13 June, 9 a.m.: 'Reputation effects in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Mon. 13 June, 5 p.m.: 'Markets and asset pricing.' (Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture I)

JAN WERNER, Minnesota
Tue. 14 June, 9 a.m.: 'Information revelation and market crashes.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Tue. 14 June, 5 p.m: 'Markets and corporate finance.' (Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture II)

ERIC HUGHSON, Colorado
Wed. 15 June, 9 a.m.: 'Bounded rational agents make optimal decisions? A natural experiment.'

MAUREEN O'HARA, Cornell
Wed. 15 June, 5 p.m.: 'The role of microstructure.' (Clarendon Lectures: 'Microstructure in a theory of finance'—Lecture III)

PETER KYLE, Duke
Thur. 16 June, 9 a.m.: 'A two-factor model of value and growth with adjustment costs.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the Department of Experimental Psychology, 26–29 September and will explore the following fields:

Modern Homo Sapiens, cerebral asymmetry and language

Unusual/abnormal language processing: animals, babies, children and patients

How is information represented in the visual system?

Cognitive roles of cerebellum

The cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of the body in the brain

The course will be given at graduate level. The lecturers include psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world. Further details may be obtained from Sally Harte (e-mail: sally.harte@physiol.ox.ac.uk) or from www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk/autsch/.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR FAMILY LAW AND POLICY

BECKY BATAGOL, Monash University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June, in the Violet Butler Room, Barnett House.

Subject: 'Hired guns and unprincipled mercenaries.'

The paper will examine the effect of anti-lawyer rhetoric on separating and divorcing familes attending family mediation in Australia, and will compare the position in Australia with that in the UK.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR PETER RIDDELL, London School of Theology, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 June, in the Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'The life and works of 'Abd al Ra'uf of Singkel.'

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TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY

Words and music/Paroles et musique

NICOLE GORE reads from La nuit juste avant les forêts by BERNARD-MARIE KOLTÈS, with musical accompaniment by Robert Sale, in the Voltaire Room, the Taylor Institution Library, at 5.30 for 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May.

Koltès is one of the most acclaimed and original French authors of modern times. The reading will be in French, with notes provided in English. Admission is free.

Further details may be found at http://www.taylib.ox.ac.uk (e-mail: enquiries@taylib.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)78158).

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

To the margins of the Establishment: All Souls after 1945

DR SIMON GREEN will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

3 June: 'Fading grandees and fractious dons.'

10 June: 'The Year of Three Wardens.'

17 June: 'Crisis and renewal.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Memorial Lecture

NIALL FITZGERALD, KBE, Chairman of Reuters and Chair, the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust, will deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'A future lost opportunity: does the media lead or follow? Will the media miss the story on Africa?'

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Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR D. DONNAI will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Dysmorphology and development: clues from the clinic.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PAOLO FRANCESCO FIORE, Professor of Architecture and Architectural Archaeology, University of Rome (La Sapienza), will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 May, in the Grove Auditoriium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall).

Subject: 'Leon Battista Alberti and the architecture of Renaissance Italy.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Intelligence and Global Terrorism

CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON, Deputy Chairman, Homeland Security Committee and Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Tara McTiernan (telephone: Oxford 557047, e-mail: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr S. Tsang.

Subject: 'Global transformation and the policies that affect it.'

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Middle East Centre

George Antonius Lecture

SONALLAH IBRAHIM, novelist, will deliver the George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'The development of an Egyptian writer.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Astor Visiting Lecture

PROFESSOR SAMUEL ISSCHAROFF, Harold R. Medina Professor of Procedural Jurisprudence, Columbia Law School, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, in the Faw Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building. Professor Christopher McCrudden will chair the lecture.

Subject: 'When rights break down: US constitutional responses in times of national security crisis.'

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Global Economic Governance Lecture

THE HON. DR NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, Minister of Finance of Nigeria, will deliver the annual Global Economic Governance Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 May, IN the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: 'Managing the challenges of reform in a global context—the case of Nigeria.'

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